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    Goatage

    The obligatory Friday thread. Are people going tonight?
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    Savings guzzlers

    I found this in the little pages just now in the tea room: http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,19547143%255E2862,00.html Showed it to a couple of people and they both looked awfully thoughtful. This sort of thing does lead to a certain smugness :)
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    It ain't broken

    I’ve been spending some quality time with the frame for the fixie and a handful of files and I’m at the point of thinking about smearing it with stop putty, so I’ve been totting up the list of the parts for it. It’s starting to look a trifle pricey, but the hell with it. Proposed loadout is...
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    More ranting in the press

    I'm amazed nobody's picked up on this one yet: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2006/06/14/1149964604277.html There's a contact email too: [email protected] I spotted it this morning but it's been madness here today so I've just found time to scratch myself. Got to love the last...
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    Goatage

    Are we goating tonight? I can be there at or abour 8:30 so if people are goping to be there I'll definitely show. and if we are, where's the local fish and chippery?
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    New old bike

    Spotted a cute looking roadie at the St Vinnies near work today and snaffled it for a friend. Looks about early 80s vintage, 6 spd cluster and strangely enough mostly French componentry. Huret derailleurs (not particularly classy, I believe) with medium tasty downtube shifters, Weinmann brakes...
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    As soft and silent as the mist...

    I am a stealthy ninja-type cyclist, I am. Or something. I had three...THREE *waves hand wildly with a slender majority of digits extended* cars cut in front of me and immediately hit the brakes to turn left this morning. The last one turned into a petrol station and my bidon's gone walkies so I...
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    Better brakes

    The one thing about my road bike (OCR3) that annoys me is the brakes. They're nowhere near as effective as the brakes on the relatively crappy MTB that I used to have and as near as I can tell that's pretty much par for the course. Ok, so canti brakes work better than sidepulls. So why do MTBs...
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    There's a reason we ride

    I've just attended a lit. lecture on T S Eliot (yes, I know what that's an anagram for) and it seems to have affected my mind... No longer dark, nor yet light. The hiss of my tyres on the wet road, Is punctuated by the drone of delivery vans. And the half-hearted hum of early morning traffic...
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    The project begins...

    Picked up a road bike at a church fete today for $30. Seems fairly sound and I think it might be a base level Malvern Star although I'm only basing that on the single star shaped badge on the headset. Don't go asking for pictures yet as it's parked at the girlfriend's place. Pics will be...
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    Which pedals?

    There's probably been threads about this before, but I'm starting another one. :P I'm thinking about getting clipless pedals. The question is which ones? I get the impression that Look pedals are a trifle dodgy...is this a wrong impression? Other than that, SPDs, eggbeaters etc, which are the...
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    First project.

    I've just found myself a new job and I've decided that I want to build up a fixie. I know I've said this before, but here goes. Has anyone in Melbourne got a small (I'm a shortarse...5'6") road bike that they want to get rid of cheaply? I'm prepared to buy something medium awful as I want to do...
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    The new bike...

    Having found myself in the land of the employed, I had a rush of blood to the head. The job is at the bottom of the food chain, so nothing wildly exotic, but compared to the mountain bike with hastily retrofitted 1½" road tyres, a Giant OCR3 is several orders of magnitude more refined. I want it...
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    Bike for sale

    I spotted this on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=7298&item=3681072026&rd=1 Now, it's in Sydney, and I dread to think what shipping to Melbourne would be worth, but I thought other forum users might find it interesting and it raised a couple of questions for noob...
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    #cycling chatroom on austnet

    Forums are great, but there are times when you want some of that funky real time chatting. I've registered #cycling on austnet for those of you with irc and hope to see some people in there.
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    I think I'm addicted.

    I've been using a bike that I got from a friend to commute to and from university for the past few months. The main motivation was to save money on bus tickets (saves me $12 out of the $150 I live on each week) and some vague inkling that I might lose some weight and get fit after quitting...
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    Thud...owww

    I had the unpleasant experience of having my front wheel slide out from under me in the wet yesterday. No serious damage...scuffed left knee and curiously sore left heel for me and paint loss and a couple of minor gouges for the bike. Other than the obvious "slow the hell down for corners in the...